Robin Hood

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Posted October 1, 2009 in

Something cool is happening out in Redlands that you should check out. Not only is LifeHouse Theater a well-respected theatre group, performing more than 40 new works at their location to over 30,000 attendees each year, but they try to bring something extra to the mix. The extra in this case is a promotion of Judeo-Christian values and a Christian worldview. Before you tune out right and get worried about being hit over the head with some musty old preaching about morals and sacrifice, let it be known that “the play is the thing” at LifeHouse; entertainment and rousing good times will always carry the day over any dry lecturing about commandments and such. Case in point is season opener Robin Hood. The gang from Sherwood Forest, robbing from the rich, giving to the poor, kicking the collective ass of the fat cats in power and trying to practice some good old wealth redistribution. Sure, there are some Christian messages imbedded there, mainly the ones where Jesus talks about how damn hard it is for a rich man to enter heaven and how if you don’t take care of the unfortunate among us, you’re no friend of his. Ultimately, it’s about sword and chivalry, arrows shooting true, fair maidens in distress and evil rogues getting their comeuppance—the same fun and thrilling story as old as time. So what if you get a little bit of preaching on the sly—it’s just icing on the cake.

 

Robin Hood at the LifeHouse Theater, 1135 N. Church St., Redlands, (909) 335.3037; www.lifehousetheater.com. Starts Sat, Oct. 3 thru Nov. 8. Tickets: $14-$18 for adults.


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